Special Issue "Anthropic Infrastructures in the Landscape: Ecological Effects on Terrestrial Ecosystems"

A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Carlos Iglesias-Merchan
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Guest Editor
Assistant Professor of Department of Forest and Environmental Engineering and Management, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: environmental assessment; health impact assessment; noise pollution in nature and urban green areas; bioacoustics; soundscape ecology and habitat fragmentation
Dr. Aimara Planillo
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Guest Editor
1. Department of Ecological Dynamics, Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), 10315 Berlin, Germany
2. Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (BBIB), 10315 Berlin, Germany
Interests: human disturbance; species interactions; species distributions; predator–prey interactions; urban ecology; road ecology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Anthropic infrastructures are needed in society today, and more are expected to be built in the near future. They can become an important component of landscapes and can have profound effects on ecosystems. Indeed, anthropic infrastructures may function as drivers of change at several spatial and temporal scales, even more so in the case of modern infrastructures that are needed to meet the current demand of goods and services worldwide. Anthropic infrastructures in the landscape comprise roads, railways, airports, pipelines, powerlines, wind turbines, dams, water channels, and solar farms, among others.

Landscape changes may affect both the social sphere (e.g., land use, human activities) and the environment (e.g., biodiversity conservation, ecosystem functions) directly or indirectly. In addition, changes may occur at every scale, from local to large geographical areas, which have consequences over any biotic (from individuals to the communities) or abiotic component of the environment (i.e., atmosphere, lithosphere or hydrosphere) and occur before, during, and after construction.

This Special Issue on anthropic infrastructures in the landscape aims to present a variety of studies which explore dynamics and interactions between infrastructures and any component of the environment. Contributions on conceptual, methodological, and case-based studies on this matter are welcome.

Dr. Carlos Iglesias-Merchan
Dr. Aimara Planillo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • anthropogenic disturbance
  • basic design
  • dam
  • ecosystem services
  • green infrastructure
  • land use change
  • pipeline
  • road ecology
  • water channel
  • wind turbine

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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